An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.1. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.
Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN6Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available for the SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN6Y. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.
Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-Z9F got a rating of 8, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.